Recommended Ornamentals for Texas

List compiled by Dr. Bill Welch, Texas Cooperative Extension

The following ornamental plants have been observed to thrive in the rugged Texas landscape. Please note that plants may show regional and site specificity. The following abbreviations apply:
Plant Origin
* Texas Native

Regional Adaptation
1 East Texas
2 South Texas
3 West Texas
4 North Texas
5 Central Texas
6 Adapted to most areas of Texas

Sun/Shade Tolerance
S Sun
Sh Shade
E Either

Plant Categories
Ornamental Grasses
Dwarf Shrubs
Small Shrubs
Medium Shrubs
Large Shrubs
Small Trees
Large Trees